AIPAC Exposed | 5 Times AIPAC Got Caught Controlling American Politics

When Rep. Ilhan Omar suggested U.S. politicians are influenced by financial pressure from the American-Israel lobby, AIPAC, she was smeared by Democrats and Republicans as antisemitic.

The truth is she wasn’t being antisemitic. She was stating a fact.

Here’s 5 Times AIPAC Got Caught admitting how they control American politics with cash.

1. Leaked Memos

It’s important that even though AIPAC spends millions on lobbying congress it does not contribute directlyto political campaign contributions. It’s would be illegal. But AIPAC does influence campaign contributions like all powerful lobbies, through the organization and bundling of individual donations from AIPAC members, and dozens of Pro-Israel PACs, who often take cues from AIPAC, which we know from leaked documents sent to 60 Minutes and the Washington Post.

AIPAC later confirmed the documents were real. They didn’t reveal anything illegal but clearly linked AIPAC with otherwise unaffiliated Pro-Israel PACs.

Because AIPAC is only indirectly involved in campaign contributions it’s hard to determine exactly how much money campaign money they are responsible for. But we know the amount is significant. Congressman Brian Baird explains,

Former AIPAC director, Steve Rosen, confirmed AIPAC’s powerful grasp on congress when he told The New Yorker, in 24 hours AIPAC could have the signatures of 70 senators on a table napkin.

2. “Got the Message”?

When Senator Percy went against wishes of AIPAC, large sums of money from Pro-Israel PACs went to his challenger. One major contributor and council member of AIPAC (who would later be convicted for illegal campaign contributions) spent over a million dollars on anti-Percy ads. Percy lost his seat and then executive director of AIPAC made crystal clear who was responsible when he said:

3. Caught on Tape

In 1992, then AIPAC President David Steiner, was caught on tape bragging that he “cut a deal” with the George H. W. Bush White House to give Israel $10 billion in loans, $3 billion in military aid, and “almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don’t even know about.”

When Bush delayed giving Israel the $10 billion loan guarantees in an attempt to force Israel to enter a peace conference with the Palestinians, AIPAC fought back.

The President of the United States described himself as “one lonely little guy” compared to the power of the Israeli lobby.

Although Bush was successful in getting Israel to enter a peace conference, Bush’s Jewish backing took a nosedive.

AIPAC’s President Steiner was recorded saying he helped raise millions of dollars for the candidate who would replace H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton.

Ever since Clinton defeated Bush Sr., no American President has every challenged the billions of dollars we give Israel in foreign aid each year despite Israel’s consistent violation of international law.

4. Hidden Cameras

“The Lobby USA” is an Al-Jazeera documentary reportedly suppressed by the Israeli government until eventually leaking online in 2018. The film follows a reporter with hidden cameras going undercover into Pro-Israel groups.

In one scene, Davis Ochs, whose organization works closely with AIPAC tells the undercover reporter about an AIPAC group fundraiser for Congressman Anthony Brown, where the group plans to essential pay the congressman to kill the Iran Deal.

5. The Whistleblower

M.J. Rosenberg worked at AIPAC for 6 years and spent 15 years on Capitol Hill, so if anybody knows about AIPAC’s influence on Washington, it’s him.

Of course it’s not just AIPAC. Everything that comes before congress is about the money. is the issue congresswoman Omar and so many others are trying to address. Those who smear critics of AIPAC as antisemitic are trying to silence honest rational debate about American foreign policy in the Middle East.

AIPAC has managed to stifle that debate for decades now.

And enough is enough.


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